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Civil War Living History Day will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 27 at Henderson Hall in Boaz on River Road off West Virginia 14. Re-enactors from Carlin’s Battery will portray life during the Civil War.

Henderson Hall to hold events

BOAZ — Three events are slated in May and June at the historic Henderson Hall on River Road off West Virginia 14. The Pioneer Antique Auto Club will hold its annual Henderson Hall Antique Car Show starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Roy Meredith, organizer, is looking ...

Free movies available at Parkersburg parks

PARKERSBURG — A local non-profit has teamed up with a local volunteer organization to bring four free movies to Parkersburg’s parks beginning Friday. The Wood County Family Resource Network and Friends of Parkersburg’s Parks will present four titles rotated in four of the city’s parks ...

River Cities Symphony ‘Goes Broadway’

MARIETTA — The Mid-Ohio Valley’s hometown River Cities Symphony Orchestra continues its 2016-2017 season with a fun Broadway-themed Summer Pops concert. The Pops Go Broadway Concert will be 7:30 p.m. May 20 at the Peoples Bank Theatre, 222 Putnam St., Marietta. Tickets are $15, $20 and ...

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The VanDevender Student Art Exhibit will be on display during May at WesBanco Bank.

VanDevender Student Art Exhibit displayed at WesBanco

PARKERSBURG — The VanDevender Student Art Exhibit will be on display during May at WesBanco Bank located at 415 Market Street. The exhibit can be viewed during regular business hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. Sixth grade exhibitors are: ...

Summer concerts slated throughout Mid-Ohio Valley

Music will be in the air all over the Mid-Ohio Valley this summer and the best part is, it’s all free. Kicking things off on May 23 will be Crossroad Messengers at Tomlinson Park in Williamstown. The events will be held every Tuesday through the beginning of September and will include mostly ...

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Amy Speace to perform Friday night at Quincy Street home.

Speace to play Parkersburg concert

PARKERSBURG — The Mid-Ohio Valley Americana Music Tribute Series will welcome Amy Speace on Friday evening in Parkersburg. The East Nashville-based singer-songwriter/guitarist will be performing in an intimate house concert setting beginning at 8 p.m. Speace will be accompanied by Kira ...

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Kody Reed of Grafton blows into a pit to start a fire during a previous Rendezvous on the River on Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park. This year’s Rendezvous began Wednesday and runs through Saturday, with another event planned in June.

Rendezvous on the River continues

PARKERSBURG — A visit to Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park is like stepping back to another century and another dimension will be added with the gathering of mountain men and other pioneers. The first Rendezvous on the River of the 2017 season began Wednesday and continues today ...

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Owner Mona Barrett holds one of the baby goats that will be at the Animal Farm Baby Shower during a busy day at Sweetapple Farm on Wednesday.

Sweetapple Farm to mark Mother’s Day with animals

VINCENT — What better way to spend the Mother’s Day weekend than being surrounded by dozens of baby animals at Sweetapple Farm? Mother’s Day is this Sunday and on Saturday the popular family farm in Vincent invites anyone to attend its Farm Animal Baby Shower. For the fourth year in ...

Bluegrass Festival slated at North Bend State Park

CAIRO, W.Va. — The 23rd annual North Bend Bluegrass Festival will be Friday and Saturday at North Bend State Park. The festival runs from 6-10 p.m. Friday and 1-10 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $10 per person on Friday and $30 per person on Saturday. North Bend also offers packages for ...

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Michelle Waters is bringing Undercurrent Music Festival to Point Park Marketplace in Parkersburg on May 13.

Undercurrent Music Festival set for Point Park Marketplace

PARKERSBURG — Undercurrent Music Festival, featuring 14 artists, will be held from 2-10 p.m. May 13 at Point Park Marketplace, 113 Ann St. in Parkersburg. Doors open at 2 p.m. with musical groups and musicians performing on two stages. The lineup includes Angela Perley and the Howlin’ ...

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Making onion rings for last year’s Sweet Breath of Life Vidalia Onion Festival in St. Marys were from right, Troy Winland, Olivia Sparks, Halle Metz, Kable Sparks and Sonya Adams. This year’s event will be Saturday in downtown St. Marys.

Sweet Breath of Spring Vidalia Onion Festival slated for Saturday

ST. MARYS — The 13th annual Sweet Breath of Spring Vidalia Onion Festival will be Saturday in St. Marys. Running from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., there will be music, food, plant sales, a farmers market, crafts, a car cruise in, bingo and other activities on Washington Street from Phillips Pharmacy ...

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Rev. Linda Steelman of the First Congregational Church of Marietta looks up into the bell tower at the church.

Hidden Marietta to be explored Saturday

MARIETTA — Have you ever wondered what it looks like above Two Peas in a Pod Florist? Or maybe you’re curious about what secret areas the Anchorage has that you’ve never seen. Hidden Marietta Tour Company and Marietta Main Street are teaming up to provide an exclusive self-guided tour ...

Warren High School to host musical celebration

VINCENT — A musical celebration will be held at Warren High School at 7 p.m. May 9. The “Come Sing and Celebrate” will feature all four choirs (fifth-eighth grades), seventh and eighth grade handbell groups and seventh and eighth grade bands from Warren Middle School. The event will be ...

Smoot Theatre ensembles to perform

PARKERSBURG — The Smoot Theatre Vocal Ensembles will present their final concert of the year at 3 p.m. Sunday at The Smoot Theatre, 213 Fifth St. The concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted. The choral groups are The Smoot Theatre Children’s Chorus, now in ...

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Beginning May 2, the Island Belle sternwheeler will transport visitors between Point Park and Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park on Tuesday through Sunday.

Blennerhassett Island open for season

PARKERSBURG — Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park will open for the 2017 season next Tuesday as visitors begin taking sternwheeler rides to visit the restored mansion and tour the historic island. With the opening of the island on May 2, visitors can board the Island Belle ...

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Parkersburg Choral Society will hold its spring concert Sunday.

Parkersburg Choral Society Spring Concert slated for Sunday

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Choral Society will host its Spring Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1710 23rd St., Parkersburg. The concert will be free and open to the public due in part to a grant from Artsbridge. Donations will be accepted at the door. There will be ...

Washington County Career Center to host gardening event Saturday

MARIETTA — Like spring flowers and leafy plants popping up this time of year in area gardens, a full-day gardening event this Saturday will offer a colorful variety of people, knowledge and things that grow. “It’s educational, it’s an opportunity for socializing with like-minded ...

Market Street Merchants and Artists Walk to be held

PARKERSBURG — The first Market Street Merchants and Artists Walk in downtown Parkersburg will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, featuring over 20 retail shops, restaurants, offices and services along with local and regional artists. Downtown PKB and Artsbridge are partners in sponsoring the event and ...

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The Actors Guild of Parkersburg will open its production of the musical comedy “Company” on Friday at the Guild Playhouse at Eighth and Market streets in Parkersburg. The show dates are Friday, Saturday, April 28-30 and May 5-6.

‘Company’ comes to Actors Guild of Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — The Actors Guild of Parkersburg will present the comedy musical “Company” for the next three weekends at the Guild Playhouse at Eighth and Market streets. The show dates are 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, April 28-29 and May 5-6. An afternoon matinee will be presented at 2:30 ...

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Caroline Clay, at left, a tour director with Missoula Children’s Theatre, works with a group of local students on the Smoot Theatre stage in preparation for two performances of the show “Peter and Wendy” on Saturday.

Smoot Theatre to host ‘Peter and Wendy’

PARKERSBURG — Area children are working and rehearsing each evening this week to learn dialogue and scenes as they prepare to put on a play Saturday at the Smoot Theatre. The Missoula Children’s Theatre program has returned to the Smoot Theatre, giving local children a chance to learn and ...